This Week At ChinaAid: Don't Let The Olympics Blind You To People Suffering In The Shadows

Source:                  www.ChinaAid.org

Date:                       February 18, 2022

 

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Opinion: Don’t Let the Bright Lights of the Olympics Blind You to the People Suffering in Its Shadows
ChinaAid President Bob Fu and the Family Research Council's Arielle Del Turco wrote an opinion piece for the Epoch Times about how millions continue to suffer under the Chinese Communist Party's oppression during the Olympics. 

Bob and Arielle write "the CCP goes to great lengths to obscure its human rights violations. And the Olympics is a propaganda opportunity like no other. Bringing the most prestigious sporting event in the world to China’s capital undermines efforts to hold the Chinese regime accountable for its behavior."

Visit ChinaAid's website to read the rest of the op-ed!

Prayers Still Needed For The Jeju Mayflower Church 
Thank you to everyone who has been praying and standing alongside the Jeju 'Mayflower' church. Your prayers are still needed for this brave congregation! 

We'd be so thankful if you could spread the word to your family and friends by sharing the below articles about the church. You can play such an important part in helping build a coalition of worldwide voices advocating for the safety of the Mayflower Church!

"Mayflower" Church faces an uncertain future; ChinaAid deploys efforts for solutions

National Interest: Jeju "Mayflower" Church under threat in South Korea

You can also make a gift by clicking here to encourage the Mayflower Church congregants and help cover legal costs and fees related to their petitions for asylum. 

Please keep Pastor Pan and the entire Mayflower Church in your prayers 

Pastor Hao Zhiwei Sentenced To Eight Years
ChinaAid's reporting team gave an update on Pastor Hao Zhiwei this week, who was originally arrested for refusing to join the Three-Self government-sanctioned church. Pastor Hao, a house church leader in Ezhou, was sentenced to eight years in jail on February 11th. 
"The reason given by the government for her arrest was suspicion of ‘fraud’ because she preached the gospel and received offerings without the approval of ‘The Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches’ and ‘The Christian Council.’ According to lawyer Mr. Si Weijiang, her case was probably the first case that a house church pastor was charged with ‘fraud.’"
Read more about Pastor Hao on ChinaAid's website by clicking here
 

Please continue to keep Pastor Hao in your prayers, especially as she appeals her sentence.

 

Secret Trial For Gao Heng Finishes With No Verdict
ChinaAid reporters also covered the latest concerning Christian Gao Heng, a Christian attending Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church and a suspect of “provoking trouble and picking quarrels” by sharing the Gospel on the streets.

He was tried secretly on February 11th but no verdict was announced. ChinaAid sources reported his family, friends, and fellow Christians at his church were banned from the trial. 

Read more about the case and Gao's brave evangelism for Christ on ChinaAid's website

Please keep Brother Gao in your prayers along with his entire church

Streets with Kazakhs' Eyes Filled with a Thirst for Freedom
In the latest article within the 'Voices From Global Freedom Fighters' section of ChinaAid's website, you can now read some pages from Zhasaral Kuanyshalin's daily diary during Kazakhstan's riots in January.

Visit ChinaAid's website for an insider perspective on what was a major news event just a few weeks ago. 

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